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CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
your cia background. >> i worked at cia and nationalp intelligence counsel inac washington for about thirty fivl years.in >> what capacity? >> i became the national intelligence officer for latinee america which it a three or foua star military equivalent.on he was a civilian. it was a substantial position. i had responsibility for all of latin america and cuba. on the an lettic side oft -- intelligence. >> what does thatno mean? >> i was not a field operative. i did not go and conductof espionage. i did not go out and be foreignl agency. most of my career at headquarter mainly virginia. i wrote national intelligencean estimates. quite a few on cuba over the >> b years, and on many of the other ca latin american countries. how >> before we get to castro and the castro regime. at how did you get interested in the work? >> i was student at georgetownes university where i later taughte for about twenty five years as , an adjunct i'm teaching now atgo the university of miami. i was attracted to the foreigner service school at georgetown. it was a timeja when a lot of us of my generation
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
through the end including barack obama and michael morrell who was a deputy director of this cia who was president bush's national security briefer and had given his morning briefing when all hell broke loose and he spent the day flying with the president and gave me the prospective have that day was perceived with the inner circle. and said agco commander who had had a severe parachuting accident. he broke his bill this man was in a hospital for a while. and then had them moves abetted to his home. literally in his hospital bet at home watching on television as the attacks of september 11 to place. he spent his time serving as steel unit's commanding seal team six that the united states would go to war and his unit and the men would go to war and basically he was left out. he was not in any condition to walk at that point*. interesting to see where he ends up 10 years later. for my purposes that is registered its. to be, other trade that killed loathsome a bin laden as exciting as it is that is the last 40 minutes of the tenure story the most remarkable is the abolition to target pe
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
.c.. it takes place in cia headquarters, the pentagon, and at the white house. you know, it's funny for me to write a story about a military operation where 90% of the story takes place in washington, d.c., but that's where the story actually unfolded. today, unique, i think, among presidents of the united states, president obama is almost, daily, given a dossier on a target. this is someone in the cross hairs of the cia or the military, and obama or directer petraeus has to make a decision about whether to shoot at that target, whether to take that person out. now, i know that presidents have had to make critically important decisions affecting thousands and hundreds of thousands of lives throughout history of this country, but it seems to me to be a new development for the president of the united states to be deciding on individual targets around the world on a regular basis, and i think that that is probably one of the most unique developments in modern war, and that kind of defines right now the nature of the war that we're fighting. obama, when he said that he was, you know, willing t
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 1:00pm EST
the president's firm advisory board. this is a group that does not have -- it's not like cia or defense intelligence agency. all they can do is advise the president. the president says has complete control over who is on the board. now he asked this group to look in to this and come up with a recommendation. they came back and said, what you need to do is get the cia to do this. the fbi they can try and do the leak investigation they simply aren't particularly good tat. the agents don't have the necessary security courses at the begins. they are not particularly schooled in the background issues. what you need do is get the cia to do this. what they recommended is having the cia spy on american journalists. which is directly against the national security act that forms the cia. the cia is supposed to offer external not internal. kennedy authorizes this program and it's a program that ends up being called project mockingbird. we know little about it. most is classified. it was one of the cia family jewels that released national security archive got the full set in 2006 and 2007. so this
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 7:00pm EST
advisory board. this is a group that does not have its own power. it's not like cia or defense intelligence agencies. all they do is advise the president. the president says it has complete control of her who was this board. now he has to screw to look into this and come up with recommendations. they came back and said what you need to do is get the cia to do this. the fbi can do the investigations, that they are particularly good as agents to enhance security at the beginning. they're not particularly in the backroom issues. so which you need to do is get the cia serious. but they recommended that the cia spy on american journalists, which is directly against the national security act that forms the cia. the cia is supposed to operate externally, not internally. kennedy authorizes this a program called project mockingbird. we still know very little about it because most of it is still classified. it was one of the items they release a national security archives got the full senate in 2006, 2007. so the program in the summer of 1962 is an kennedy is starting to crack down drastically on lea
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 11:00am EST
. they are the intelligence advisory board. this is a group that does not have its own power. it's not like cia or defense intelligence agency. all they do is advise the president. the president has complete control over who is on this board. he asked this group to look and come up with a recommendation. they came back and said what you need to do is get the cia to do this. the fbi, they can do the slick investigations, but they are good at it because this background issues. what you need to do is get the ca to do this. so what they recommended is having cia spy and american generals. it forms the cia. the cia is supposed to protect journaling, not internally. kennedy authorizes the program ends up being called project mockingbird. we still know very little about it because most of the still classified, but it was one of the items that the national security archives in 2006 and 2007. so the program in the summer of 1962 was when kennedy is starting to crack down drastically on leaks. during the cuban missile crisis of his fast-forward, the the white house intense control over information and you would exp
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 2:00am EST
position in the security and intelligence world today. she was named a director of security for the cia in september 2011. prior to this, she was the deputy director of security for the cia. not the culinary institute of america but the central intelligence agency. in the national reconnaissance office. prior to that she has had several stops from the dod, united states navy, and the office of the director of national intelligence. she has worked matters related to investigation, facility security, policy analysis, operations, information security, you name it. the litany of the security business. interestingly, she went to a small school in vermont. st. michael's college if i am saying that correctly which means she is a purple knight. go purple knights. please give a warm round of applause for mary mccaffrey. [applause] >> first, can everybody hear me? i was asking if everyone thought i was giving out halloween candy for such a full audience. i want to thank you for coming out today. school is much more important that listening to me. for those of you came from the industry, thank you
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 6:00am EST
will be in on this story at the end, including barack obama, including michael morel, now deputy to the cia, but on september 11 was president bush's national security brief traveling to florida and given its morning briefing when all broke loose and he spent the day flying over the country with the president and gave a very unique perspective on how that day was perceived by the president of the united states and his inner circle. another main character in the story is admiral bill mccray then it was a navy seal commander in 2001, who had a severe parachuting accident. yet in his pelvis and he was really all broken up. get to the hospital for a while and got so bored being in the hospital, had him of his hospital bed into his home in san diego. so she was the gui and his hospital bed at home watching the television as the attacks of september 11 to place. this is a guy who spent his young life training and serving with field units who had risen to the point of demanding a trade. the fealty of six. he knew watching this attack the united states would be going toward producing a mm would be
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 1:20pm EST
is to the cia what the count now congress is to the u.s. government after george????? washington became president.?? it has the major features and a? major mission features of the? centralized intelligence.???? the os us was very unique because it? was the first?? national intelligence service responsible to one command, and that is the president's. before that, before the zero ss was created, they had always been departmentalized. highly technical. you have the u.s. army, u.s. navy, the state department, the fbi, treasury, commerce. every major agency of the u.s. government had its own intelligence service of the specialized nature. so it was created to nationalize or centralized that intelligence existence, which is something that the model after the british . which is also very controversial nature because people always blame to pro-british. so it was a very interesting experience because of world war ii, the prime opportunity for the proponent of a centralized intelligence to prove its worth. and that is why the experience? was fascinating, and generally a lot of argument
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 1:15pm EST
of a white house objective there. on the other hand, as you know, he was interested in the cia position. and it is seen as the best possible position for him. he really shows how he has been a voracious consumer. he has worked with 16 different agencies in the intelligence community for quite a while. and he's he is very interested in what he can provide and understands. you know, maybe it is a blessing in disguise. i think the bottom line is that he is almost good for them to handle -- too good for them to handle. >> michael hastings actually torpedoed and the pentagon makes the parents of old america look like the french village of bohemians. it was indiscretion and fraternization somebody is not supposed to be buddy buddy with an inferior, and he was. but you have not touched upon us it is the problem of corruption and governance of all levels of the middle east. that involves the killers, the fanatic killers, the religious killers, the revenge killers. and how you deal with that. all it takes is one jerk to create havoc and community, and then the third thing in the middle east, at
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 1:00am EST
ill prepared from the interrogation standpoint. the cia had no trained interrogators. the military had largely and still does interrogation as a low skill military operational specialty that 18 to 21-year-olds can do and does not invest much in training but certainly in 2001 did not invest much energy into training so for example an army in the military intelligence schools would get three days of training in the interrogation techniques, so frankly much of our interrogation wasn't competent. it had to be held in the contractors who carried in quality. the fbi had a skull the interrogators from the high value detainee's that came from higher levels special allegiance but for the most part this was caught flatfooted and they were prepared to do large-scale. we have slowly tried to improve that. to the obama's administration credit he said the high value detainee interrogation group which is an agency group which sends out interrogators' every time a high value is teaching and there is a research unit that stood out to study best practices and spend them out into the training academies t
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 1:20am EST
? 1997 on the anniversary of the cia. and then 9/11 happened, and interestingly five they were -- the reviewer in the more immediate current affairs, so a few days later this. i will be interested with a lot of people began coming into the u.s. institute press had a god deal in the paperback of that. originally it was published byp? yale university press.p?p?t? >> maochun yu, how many american personnel were in china during world war ii? >> comparatively speaking very few. but, the pre-eminence of china given by the american politic and society its proportionate t any other area coming year, that's because the emotional tie  china, missionaries and college professors, adventures, ey all go to china so there i a strong relationship thing. there's also the rhetorical requirement for putting china at the high your place because of? the china of here collapsed america will have a major problem dealing with that, so a u.s. policy is world war ii to keep china.?????? but your reality?
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> taking a step back, just a week, and we've seen the cia director resign under pressure and disgrace over the scandal, and we've seen the leader in afghanistan imp kateed in this. what is the president's reaction to this? discussed? embarrassed? what should we know here? >> well, the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation regarding regime petraeus on thursday. he greatly a appreciates general petraeus' remarkable service to his country, both in uniform and at the cia, and as he said in the statement, his thoughts and prayers go out to both general petraeus and holly petraeus at this time. you know, he's focused on his policy agenda, and he has confidence in the acting directer at the cia, and he has confidence in the military to carry out the various missions that he has asked them to carry out. on specific individuals and matters pertaining to the recent revelations, i refer you to the pentagon and ig on the one hand and to the fbi with regards to general petraeus. >> but he's not, i mean big picture watching this, shaking his head saying, guys, we nee
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
background. particularly, your cia background. >> i worked at cia and the national intelligence council in washington for 35 years. >> in what capacity? >> ultimately, became the national intelligence officer for latin america, which is a three or four star military equivalent. i was a civilian, of course, but it's a substantial position. i had responsibility for all of latin america and cuba on the analytic side of intelligence. >> what does that mean? >> well, i was notysç a field operative. i did not -- i did not go out and conduct espionage. i did not meet foreign agents. i was basically, most of the career at headquarters, in virginia, i wrote national intelligence estimates, quite a few on cuba over the years, and on many of the other latin american countries. >> before we get into fidel castro and his regime, how did you get interested in that work? >> i was a student at georgetown university where i later taught for 25 years as an adjunct. teaches here now at the university of miami, but i was attracted to the foreign service school at georgetown. it was a time when a lot of us
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
increases start in january unless congress reaches a deal. >>> former cia director david petraeus will be testifying behind closed doors today in the senate select intelligence committee. for more on that now we want to turn to foreign struggle of reuters who is in the national security editor at rueters. thanks for coming on. what are the members of congress looking to hear from david petraeus about? >> they have a lot of questions. they want to know what the cia did to try to move its forces to help the attack and try to protect the consulate. but even more particularly than that, they want to know what the cia told the administration about the cause of the attack and by the explanation seemed to shift from an attacker that grew out of the protest over the entire muslim film throughout the middle east to the explanation later that was a terrorist attack. >> give an update on the efforts to track down those involved in this attack where we since september 11th. >> if you recall shortly after the attack, president obama said he would spend no effort to track down those who were in
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
. the cia had no trend interrogators. the military had largely -- the military did and to an extent still does treat interrogation as a low-skilled military operational specialty, and low-skilled jobs that 18-20 year olds can do and therefore it does not invest, did not invest much and training. has improved a bit, but certainly they do not invest much energy into trading. for example, an army recruit who goes to military intelligence school would get three days of training in interrogation techniques, only three days. so frankly, much of our interrogation was not competent. it had to be farmed out to contractors his varied in quality. the fbi had some skilled interrogators and some of the best intelligence we got from high-value detainees came from high-level special agents and the fbi. but for the most part this nation was caught flatfooted, well-prepared to do large-scale interrogations', and we have slowly, slowly tried to improve that. i think to the obama administration's credit when he came into office to set up something called the high
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
, you need to tell me the head of the cia uses gmail? [inaudible] >> to communicate? it just struck me that i'm very concerned about the. and, obviously, there will be some areas into this but i see this coming, and apparently he has agreed to testify, as he should, like everybody involved should be testifying in his and provide as much openness as possible. i look forward to the committee taking a lead on that. [inaudible] >> some of your colleagues on ssi, senate republicans are time of making a deal with with democrats to find a compromise. first of all, what do you make of those efforts? second, how far are you willing to go to to strike an immigration deal with democrats? >> well, that is a good question and i wouldn't have been surprised if i didn't hear it. i think that, i seen a bit of a pattern over the years of people coming into this congress and taking a look at the immigration issue and thinking that they have been negotiation skills to resolve one of the most complicated and convoluted and far-reaching issues that i've seen in this congress. i do think there is a simple s
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am EST
going with the cia. uk these agents to come in and out of the house, gather information for your and based on the information you act on that intelligence. we were running a very, very successful safe house in mogadishu, somalia. so successful in fact that we're able to get food all of the city, get most of the bad people who were like responsible for the civil war. but one that why was up on the roof of this safe house i smelled this horrible smell. and i'm not going to gross anybody out there, but if you've never smelled human flesh rotting come it's not like roadkill. it's like corba. it's like not eating them like he just got it away from. but i smelled the smell, and i'm like, tomorrow we've got to fight with his and get rid of it. the next morning i come upon the roof, which is where we would watch for agents coming in and out, and protect them as they're coming in and leaving the safe houses. and it didn't smell anything. so i'm like and what is that? maybe somebody was blowing through the neighbor something. the next i am up on the roof and i had this same smell again, an
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 7:15am EST
the fbi and cia, some of those gems had even showed up in gem shops in arizona. so he was selling these gems to finance his whole, you know, this whole campaign. and, again, going back to that this is a remote valley, captain kyle walton and others on the team knew tactically that this plan was flawed. but even though they knew that it was flawed, knew that there was incredible danger landing the helicopter at the bottom of the valley and that they would have to climb to the top of the valley to get to this compound where they knew the bad guy was surrounded by some of the best mercenaries, so to speak, in the world, these really trained mercenaries who had been fighting the soviets and, for, you know, for that ten years during the 1980s, they still went, and they still went to carry out this mission. and i think, kevin, you can describe a little bit about what happened once they landed. >> okay. so they take off from a base on the border, jalalabad, and they fly into this valley. and there's some concern at this point about the plane. there's a certain window that they had that t
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 11:00pm EST
here. in the world of spies, ambassador henry crown to is a legend. after 24 years as cia clandestine services he became a little more public by helping to then secretary of state, the liza rice coordinate the counter-terrorism efforts around the world. he went even more public this past year with of very well received and reviewed books on the art of intelligence. and behind those emerging from the world of shadows was the driving desire and ambition to educate american policy-makers and especially the american public about the need and uses of intelligence and our hyper connected world of asymmetrical threats. but before that he created his signal legend in afghanistan where he took roughly 110 cia officers and 400 plus special operations forces to overthrow the tell a ban. mission accomplished. and a few very long weeks. we would like to start there, mr. ambassador. how did you get that mission? how did you come up with that plan? >> thanks. the opportunity to be here. it was an intelligence mission first and foremost. if we look at afghanistan. we deploy the first teams into afgha
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
is a legend, and after 24 years in the cia clandestine services, he became a little more public by helping then-secretary of state copped condoleezza rice coordinate the counterterrorism efforts around the world. he went even more public this past year with a book, a very well-received and well-reviewed book on "the art of intelligence." and behind those emerging from the world of shadows was a driving desire and ambition to educate american policymakers and especially the american public about the needs and uses of intelligence in our hyperconnected world of asymmetrical threats. but before that he created his signal legend in afghanistan where he took roughly 110cia officers and 400-plus special operations forces to overthrow the taliban. mission accomplished, really, in a few very long weeks. so we'd like to start there, mr. ambassador, and say how did you get that mission, and how did you come up with that plan? >> shelby, thanks for the opportunity to be here. it was an intelligence mission, first and foremost, if we rook at afghanistan, and -- if we look at afghanistan, and we deploy
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice because his certainly clear from the beginning that we knew those with ties to al qaeda were involved in the attack on the embassy and clear the impression given in information given to the american people was wrong. in fact, ambassador rice said today absolutely was wrong. i don't understand the cia said clearly that that information was wrong and they knew by the 22nd that it was wrong, yet they have not cleared that up with the american people. the president of the united states also talked about the reaction to the video of the attacks of benghazi. what troubles me also is obviously the changes made for the unclassified talking points were misleading, but just to be clear when you have a position where you're ambassador to the united nations, you go well beyond unclassified talking point in your daily preparation for that job and that's struggling for me as well why she wouldn't have asked and the person who doesn't know if you thought the senate on every single show. in addition, the fact that it's not just talk
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 9:00am EST
crumpton is a legend. and after 24 years in the cia clandestine services, he became a little more public by helping then-secretary of state condoleezza rice coordinate the counterterrorism efforts around the world. he went even more public this past year with a book, a very well-received and well-reviewed book on "the art of intelligence." and behind those emerging from the world of shadows was a driving desire and ambition to educate american policymakers and especially the american public about the needs and uses of intelligence in our hyperconnected world of asymmetrical threats. but before that he created his signal legend in afghanistan where he took roughly 110 cia officers and 400-plus special operations forces to overthrow the taliban. mission accomplished, really, in a few very long weeks. so we'd like to start there, mr. ambassador, and say how did you get that mission, and how did you come up with that plan? >> shelby, thanks for the opportunity to be here. it was an intelligence mission first and foremost. if we look at afghanistan, and we deployed the first teams into afghan
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
munter is very familiar with the debate that went on between the state department and the cia. if you look at the drone strikes over the past four years, in 2010 there were 122 drone strikes. the numbers have been dropping since then has the highest number of drone strikes we have engaged in. as everybody in this audience i'm sure knows president obama has launched six times more drone strikes than george w. bush in his two terms in office. the numbers have dropped 40%, 25% from 2012. i think this is a very good thing. mainly because we have -- kayani, general kayani said if you keep going after the top 20 why have you done 300 drone strikes? it does not add up. i think that is a good point and if you look at the victims of the strikes, there is a debate about how many are civilians and we at the america foundation think the civilian casualty rate is very low in the single digits but certainly there is a civilian casualty problem. in pakistan we enjoy a 9% favorability rating down from 20% and the drones are part of that story. if the cost of the successful drum program is 80 million
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
of asymmetrical threats. before that, he created his signal legend in afghanistan where he took roughly 110 cia officers and 400 plus special operations forces to overthrow the taliban and so for two years we have developed networks and building trusted allies would allies. we had a two-year hard work building this network and building this alliance. when 9/11 happened, we knew who we could depend upon who we could go to. it wasn't only collecting intelligence against al qaeda and the enemy, but other allies and mapping human terrain. along that path, there had been the hunt for osama bin laden and the first idea for drones came out. tell us a little bit about that and why you and your team push for that. >> it was really a product of great frustration because we have these human sources -- sure enough, driven by her human sources on the ground, we have found a modern. a very clear video, we knew exactly where he was near kandahar. we reported the intelligence and the response was that the missiles will take several hours and where will he be several hours from now? at that point, we said that
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 12:00am EST
and cia were some of those have even showed up in shame shops in arizona. so you will find these gems to finance this whole campaign. again gordon back to this was the valley, the captain on the two new tactic with the plan was flawed. but even though the news that it was flawed, and that there was incredible danger and they would have to climb to the top of the mountain to get to this compound with a new it was surrounded by some of that, you know, some of the best mercenary so to speak at what really trained mercenaries were fighting for that 10 years. they still went and they still went to carry out this mission. i think you can describe a little bit of what happened when they went. >> okay, so they take off on the border of jalalabad and fly into this valley. there is some concern at this point obviously. there's concerned about the welfare comment there's a certain when that they could get in before the cloud cover can. they had to work quickly as well
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 9:00am EST
chief cia analyst joined a group of foreign policy experts to look at the challenges facing the next white house including how to deal with iran's nuclear program, prospects for an israeli-palestinian agreement, and clashes in syria. the middle east policy council is the host. it's about two and a half hours. >> before we go to the distinguished panel, i want to make introduction remarks just to set the stage, and then the panel will speak, and then we will have questions. this is about policy choices facing the next administration, whoever's going to be leading it. he is going to have some decisions to make. on israeli palestinian questions, will the next administration resume the peace process in order to seek resolution of this conflict through establishment of the two-state solution. will he be willing to extend political capital on this? is it in the national security interest of the united states to solve this and get a two-state solution to this. various members of the current administration said so, and if it's true, it would be good to succeed. there are others who are not s
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
with the debate that went on between the department and the cia. if you look at the strikes over the past four years in 2010 we had 123 strikes. the numbers have been dropping fairly precipitously with the highest number of strikes we have engaged in a and anybody in this audience knows president obama six times more drone strikes in the first term than george will you bush and his two terms in office. now the numbers of the strikes are up 40% in 2011 they have about 25% in that point in 2012 and i think this is a very good thing. you know, mainly because we shouldn't employee at all the time. he had the most important army chief of staff general chianti and he said why have you done 300 strikes it doesn't add to the i think that is a good point and if you look at the vision of the strikes and the the date of how many were civilian we at the new foundation think that the civilian is now very low in the single digits but certainly there is a civilian casualty problem in pakistan that we enjoy the favorability rating down from about 20% and they are part of that story of the cost of the successf
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
analysts from the cia and state department look at what's happening in syria. and then remarks from the libyan ambassador to the u.s. >>> several live events to tell you about today on our companion network, c-span. including a speech by general ray odierno at the center for strategic and international studies to discuss the future of the army. that's at 10:30 a.m. eastern. our campaign coverage continues at 2:15 p.m. eastern with a rally for mitt romney in virginia just north of richmond. and also on c-span president obama's campaign rally at the university of colorado in boulder. that's live at 9 p.m. eastern. [cheers and applause] >> okay. let's get the album by grace coolidge that documents the coolidge family during their white house years and before. part of the coolidge family papers. we have one box that's just photographs and then several boxes of other documents. photographs are heavy. and the album should be in the back of the box here. here it is. unfortunately, it's on black acidic paper. that's not much we can do about that because we don't want to change the artifact
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
. ambassador cameron munter was very aware of what went on with the cia. if you look at the drone strikes over the past four years, 2010 over 122 joined strikes. the numbers have been dropping since then is the highest number we have had. president obama has authorized six times more joined strikes than george w. bush did in his two terms in office. the numbers reflect 25% from that point in 2012. i think this is a very good thing. maybe because we have a tactic doesn't mean we should employ all the time. the army chief of staff, general gianni. you know, i think that is a good point. if you look at the victims of these strikes and how many civilians that we think -- the civilian casualty rate is in the low digits. pakistan, you know, we enjoy a good political rating down from about 20% and the drones are part of that story. that is a pretty high cost. i think because of the work that people that cameron munter have done, saying that we need to be more discriminatory. we don't need all of these lights. it does not really serve our interests. the cost is really alienating the pakistani populati
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 8:30am EST
that went on between the state department and cia. if you look at the kind of grown drone strikes of the past four years, in 2122 drone strikes. the numbers have been dropping fairly precipitously since then. that's the highest number of drone strikes we've engaged in. as anybody in this audience unsure knows, president obama has authored six times were drone strikes in his first term than george w. bush in his two terms in office. now, the numbers of drone strikes have dropped 40% from 2011. have dropped about 25% in 20 oh but i think this is a very good thing. mainly because with a tactic doesn't mean we should employ all done. t. yani, the most important person in pakistan, general kayani. and he said if you keep going to the top 210300 drone strikes ways it doesn't add up. i think that's a good point but if you look at the victims of these strikes, a debate about how may of them are civilians and we at the new america foundation think it's a fine casualty rate is not very low in the single digits. but certainly there is a civilian casualty problem pakistan, you know, we enjoye
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Nov 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
with ambassador rice, and director of the cia. significantly troubled by -- [inaudible] evidence leading up to the attack on our consulate. tried to suggest -- [inaudible] and whether ambassador rice was prepared sufficiently in order to give the american people correctly the depiction -- [inaudible] it's clear the information she gave the american people was incorrect your she said it was a spontaneous demonstration triggered by -- it was not. there was compelling evidence at the time that that was certainly not the case, including statements by libyans as well as other americans who are fully aware people don't bring rocket propelled grenades to spontaneous events. [inaudible] >> bottom line, i'm more concerned now than it was before that the explanation of a how the four americans died in libya but i think does not do justice to the reality of it. at the time and in hindsight clearly was clearly wrong. so here's the key thing. in real-time, the state now is disconnected from reality. [inaudible] jump out at you. this was an al qaeda storm in the making. i'm very disappointed in our intel
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Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
career and nonpartisan public service. at the cia, i was able to work on a case called the united states versus osama bin laden, the prosecution of al qaeda for bombing embassies in east africa. i became a prosecutor for myself helping make you any safer including here in the hudson valley from violent crime, chart dealing, domestic violence. now i'm left to be racing three little boys with my wife just a few miles to the house where i grew up for a mom still lives. i want to make sure that next generation for all of our families has the same opportunities to live the american dream that i had. that means focusing on the middle class, not on the tea party agenda. tonight i think you're going to your congressman gibson talk about being moderate and looking bipartisan solutions. when he looks past the rhetoric to the record come you'll see he's never a moderate when it matters. >> moderator: thank you, sir. mr. gibson two minutes. gibson: thanks, everyone for tuning in at home. for the past year said that the high honor of serving in the united states congress. you know my story. i grew up
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Nov 21, 2012 12:00pm EST
in the intelligence field, at the cia. where quite literally -- >> i don't want to go too far there. we're -- i want to talk to you about the role of cable television. which you touched on before. in a recent interview with bill o'reilly of fox, you've derided ideological coverage of the news, bad for america, you said, making it difficult if not impossible for congress to reach across the aisle and find compromise. you also wrote an op-ed piece, this is not good for the republic. what do you mean? >> what i mean, and this goes back, it's really a continuation of the same thing. i mean, first of all, in addition to demonstrating the network news divisions could make money, there was a technological explosion. wasn't just the three networks anymore. now you had cable. you have satellite television, the internet. so now there are quite literally hundreds, even thousands of competitors out there. what is incredibly cheap to put on the air is a couple of people like you and me just going at each other, right? talking. what draws an audience is when, in fact, we disagree. when, in fact, we get nasty with
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
of information he had as cia director about the threat before the attack and also why the information coming back to washington about the attack is so confusing. they don't understand what strength he was getting real-time on why they made a mistake in the week they initially characterized the attack. >> what to think of you looking for the coming weeks as the investigation goes forward? >> that they were interested and is the partisan rancor dies down the dig into deeper issues involved because i think there's a lot of politics at play here. but there's questions about how the state department is forward in securing people that wants to keep diplomats on the ground, for example, countries. the defense posture and north africa knows that is the changing security environment there. we want a bigger defense posture? it will be interesting to see if they didn't delve into some of those issues. >> you can read emily's work at rollcall.com and twitter. emily cadei, we appreciate you here joining us this afternoon. >> pleasure to be with you. >> at the last nearly half-century, the discussion of the as
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
american history tv, 49 years later, the questions remain, the lone begunman, the cia, the mob, what happened in dallas? the assassination of john f. kennedy sunday at 7:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >>> to middle east experts now whether the use of drops is effective to come pat al-qaeda, both featured pammists at the brookings institution looking at the rides of the terror group in yemen. this is about an hour and a half. >>ed good -- >> good morning and welcome. i'm the research director here at brookings for middle east policy. i'm delightedded that you all came out on such a cold and miserable day in washington. that shows your fortitude and the importance of what we'll discuss today. one of the developments i would say of the last decade, perhaps a little longer is the emergence of yemen from a country that was seen as relatively obscure, and from a washington point of view, at least, something that was not a priority to becoming a country that has gone from, i'd say, the edge of the radar screen to the center. unfortunately, as yemen moved, knowledge of yes , ma'am men,ñr --
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
on the basis of drone attacks, cia operatives, special operations forces out in the field, and all of that backed by civilian employees, civilian contractors, and we know next to nothing that is brought by these. islamic because the reporting is not being done? >> it's because we found that keeping the american public won't stand for a draft and the professional military wasn't enough to fight all over the world else we are now -- we've been focused on afghanistan we actually believe that all of the troops are coming back from afghanistan. it happens a year from now, two years from now, five years from now. where is the press? obviously these are not issues the people that run the news programs today because they don't draw an audience. what draws an audience is charlie sheen and people yelling at each other. it is not enough to say these issues are important. we actually -- i know it solves totally idealistic but when you and i became journalists as young men, we believe that we were entering into a special chosen profession that meant something to the democracy. the calling, exac
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Nov 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
." in a report requested by the c.i.a., the national research council wrote this year that -- quote -- "while climate change alone does not cause conflict, it may act as an accelerant of instability or conflict." and back to 2006, the center for naval analysis, a federally funded research and development center that's advised the navy and marine corps since 1942, convened a military advisory board of retired three star and four-star admirals and asked them to support on the threat of security on climate change. the report state that had quo question while uncertainty exists regarding the future extent of predicted climate change, the trends are clear. the nature and pace of climate change is being observed today pose grave implications for our national security. and of course, as the presiding officer knows, in the five years since, the evidence has tracked the worst of those climate change projections, not the most gentle. our nation's top military strategists, nation's top researchers, national research council and national academy of sciences all have recommended that our national security
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Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm EDT
and recently to the director of the cia painted a dire picture of day-to-day cybercrime and the foreign enemies if we don't show ourselves up can inflict enormous damage to the power grid water system and critical infrastructure. we would worry about plans and bombs and not worry about good intentions and acting skills. people care and increasingly so and so this morning "the washington post" has convened a stellar group of cyber experts to highlight the issue. the vulnerability is out there with a whole game of talking about stronger defense. let me welcome now a person steeped in cyber, a member of president obama's gemmer circle, psychiatry homeland security janet napolitano. [applause] she's going to give a few remarks of the podium and then we are going to sit down for discussion and welcome your questions as well. and along with running americas homeland security department come and the whole range of responsibilities from terrorism to natural disasters, and i just always loved to mention this that before coming to washington, she of course was the governor of arizona. she chaired the nat
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Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, they step down from intelligence operations with china. they told the cia to stop what they were doing in tibet to undermine the people's republic of china, stop it. so that's number one. we spent nearly half a billion dollars in intelligence operations to undermine the islamic republic. we need to stop that as we did with china. the second thing is to put a moratorium on the constant assistant patrols right of china's shore. we can do something also to demonstrate it is there to protect american interests, not to arrive and undermined iranian interests. those are two concrete as we can do in conjunction with having a serious broad agenda for strategic realignment with the united states and the islamic republic of iran. that's the formula to work with china and should be of the stride with the islamic republic of iran. [applause] >> if we widen the negotiations to cover more topics, how do we deal with the diminishing prospects for a two state israeli-palestinian solution and how to reconstruct some thing that does not lead gcc states to think that their interest in the golfer are bein
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Nov 29, 2012 8:00pm EST
-awaqi was killed by the c.i.a. in a drone strike in yemen. yet, if it's being interpreted, as we have heard by some of my colleagues represented here, the feinstein amendment were interpreted the way they have interpreted it, if al-awaqi made it to america to commit these terrorist acts, he gets his miranda rights, he gets all his rights here, but yet if he is in yemen committing acts to try to kill americans and our allies, then we can use a drone attack to him, but if he makes it to america -- which, by the way, the terrorists want to make it to america. 9/11 is exhibit a of that. why we would want to be in a position to read them their miranda rights, tell them you have the right to remain silent, our priority there has to be protecting american lives. that's the distinction between the law of war and a law with a common criminal in this country. and by the way, there are protections under the law. it's the right of habeas corpus where you do have a right to challenge your detention before the federal court with appeals with counsel, and that is certainly a protection that we have respected in t
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
that opportunity, i have been able to spend most of my career and nonpartisan public service. at the cia, i was able to work on a case called the united states versus osama bin laden, the prosecution of board members of al qaeda for bombing our embassies in east africa. i became a prosecutor myself, helping to make our communities safer including here in the hudson valley. violent crime, drug dealing, domestic violence. now, i am blessed to be raising three little boys with my wife, just a few miles from the house where i grew up to where my mom still lives. i want to make sure that that next generation, for all of our families have the same opportunities to live the american dream that i had. that means focusing on the middle class, not on the tea party agenda. tonight and you are going to your congressmen gibson talk a lot about being moderate and looking for a bipartisan solutions. but when you look past the rhetoric to the record, you will see that he's never a moderate when it matters. >> moderator: thank you, sir. mr. gibson, you have two minutes. gibson: thank you and good evening ev
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Nov 14, 2012 9:00am EST
the cia director had had an affair and he didn't tell the president or the intel committees in congress, should he resign, should older have resigned speak was holder should have resigned a long time ago, never one. and once again it shows the incompetence, or, or the complete neglect and dereliction of duty in eric holder's administration. if you think about it, i don't know what his duty is to tell the president of the united states what he knows, but he has a constitutional and statutory duty to tell the intelligence community what he knows about issues like this. and he failed to get, and i think the key to this is going to be the chairwoman of the intelligence community in the senate, because she's not happy. and you know, i know the media has done a good job of ignoring everything, every question we've asked about eric holder, but i think when she starts asking questions, i think we're going to get to the bottom of what's happening over here. and i am actually expecting her and her lying on her to do her job, or oversight job in the senate, just like we will do here in the house.
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
an argument with the cia agent about whether or not they should support the mujahedin. jane has the right in this argument as women often do in my stories, jane, her boyfriend wants to help take over and she says you wait and see what they take over and there won't be any freedom or be interested in democracy. that did come true. i wasn't surprised when things went so bad in afghanistan. i actually met some of those people in the militia had been. someone who knew i was interested in that and that did not include my opinion on them. the other book you are referring to a sect in iran which is the true story. miley nonfiction book which was about the employee, ross perot put in jail during the iranian revolution, an adventure story across the country and also those revolutionaries at first appear to be on the side of freedom, but got into power like so many throughout history there were more impressive than the people who preceded them. no surprise, i wish there had been. >> i was curious as to whether in your research you come across any changes because there has been so much news over the
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Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
and a massive cover-up. >> this weekend on american history tv, the questions remain, lone gunman, the mob, cia, castro, military-industrial complex, what happened in dallas, the assassination of john f. kennedy, sunday at kevin:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> florida senator marco rubio will be in ireland, he will speak at a fund-raiser, and the first trip to iowa. >> earlier this week retiring massachusetts congressman barney frank talked about sequestration and upcoming fiscal cliff negotiations which he believes will cause a, quote, short-term bumps to the economy. he spoke at an event in the atlantic. it is 20 minutes. >> congressman barney frank in his last term as congressman, too big to fail and author of the deal breaker column in the new york times and cnbc, what is it? scrawled box. i watch it every day. and half of dodd-frank here. >> thank you. thank you for being here. about 100 things to talk about in a short amount of time and a lot of issues related to wall street, given the water cooler conversation seems to be the last 72 hours, general david petraeus and the real housewives
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
investigated for alleged misconduct related to the scandals that force the resignation of cia director david petraeus. this is about two and a half hours. >> good morning everybody. general joseph dunford jr. united states to be the next commander of the international security assistance force. this morning's hearing was originally scheduled to also include consideration of the nomination of general john allen to be commander of the u.s. european command and supreme allied commander. general allen of course currently holds the positions for which general dunford is nominated. however earlier this week the department of defense requested that general allen's nomination be put on hold, pending a department of defense inspector general reviewed. we have agreed and hope that the review can be completed from play. general dunford brings to this nomination he distinguished military career with over 35 years of military service. is currently the assistant commandant of the marine corps and is commanded combat forces in iraq. general, we thank you for your many years of service and for your willingn
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Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
that they start to behave differently and they start becoming amenable to the cia and syria's demand for personal hygiene, networks and adopting these protocols that will make all of the networks say for. >> so today is the last day of cybersecurity awareness month where we try to get that awareness that's been a challenge for the month. one of the things we need more of a public-service campaign there was a question earlier about when you look at vulnerabilities to you look at just the work environment or the home environment. a lot of habits you have at home and upcoming to work, and when you look at a lot of areas of innovation like bring your own device and things like that, if you want people to practice safe computing wherever they are. and whether or not it is their device, your device in the kiosk, so i think to sensitize the public to the challenges in a way that we did leader to keep america beautiful, to keep america safe. i eink that we really, really need to do that and the second point is sky is falling notion is hurting us because people think yack, yack are right we wouldn't want
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